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Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations) and Senior Vice-Principal

Brad MacKay, Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations)

Responsibilities of the Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations) include:

  • oversight and development of the University's international strategy in the post-Brexit era
  • development and management of practices and policies related to strategic relationships national and international
  • relations with government ministers, policy-makers and higher education sector bodies as well as other universities in order to raise the University's profile and impact in the sector
  • managerial responsibility for the Development Office, the Admissions unit and the Career Centre
  • managerial responsibility for the English Language Teaching unit.

Professor Brad MacKay

The current Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations) and Senior Vice-Principal is Brad MacKay. He has held this role since 2017.

Brad MacKay is Professor of Strategy in the University of St Andrews School of Management. Formerly, he held a Chair in Strategic Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where he was also Director of Engagement on the Executive Team (2014-2016), Head of the Strategy and International Business Department (2011-2014), and Director of the MBA programs (2009-2011). He also held an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Senior Fellowship in the Future of the UK and Scotland program (2013-2014). He earned a BA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada, an MLitt (with Distinction) in Management, Economics and Politics (MEP) and a PhD in Strategy from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).